“Arizona, Baby,” were the words Grambling State WR Chad Williams yelled to family and friends after getting the call from the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals informing him that he would be the team’s 98th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

“Everybody’s expecting a phone call,” Williams said. “When I got the call I was just overwhelmed. I’m just happy.”


Williams is the first Grambling player to be picked in the draft since Jason Hatcher in 2006, and the first wide receiver taken since Scotty Anderson in 2001.

Watch the video below, courtesy of Stephanie Lindsey of the GSU Media Bureau, which shows the moment Chad Williams got the call and reaction that followed.

Kenn Rashad
Founding Editor & Publisher of HBCU Sports and a graduate of Grambling State University.

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3 Comments

  1. Great job Grambling grad, from another. Go GSU.
    ONE LOVE !

  2. Congrats brother, I am an Southern University alum and as much as I want to hate on you, I am glad you got drafted. Good luck son.

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